RE: [DML] still leaking from ottertat
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RE: [DML] still leaking from ottertat



Craig, The only time I have ever had a leak around the otterstat was when
the pipe was corroded and the seal wouldn't 't seal. A little silicone could
helped, but sometimes the pipe may have to be replaced.
As far as the bleeding of the air, That can be done at the bleeder on top of
the water pump with about 99% total air removal. What's left on the top of
the radiator is insignificant and wouldn't keep the otterstat from working
properly. I'm in Texas when we run 90 to 100 degree a lot with no problem.
This week we have been 95 to 100 and I just installed a Air Bleeder on a
customers car and there was no further problem with temperature rise.
If it turns out to be just a head gasket, that's not really a big problem,
just be sure to mic the heads for warpage.
John Hervey
www.specialtauto.com



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From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
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Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 4:19 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] still leaking from ottertat


Hi All!

Ok my car passed the MOT and i have my UK reg and i got my car back
from my father in laws garage (That saved me a bob or two). So it
became obvious that i had a major leak from the otterstat...so i
ordered the seal, clip and otterstat from dmch and took it to my
local garage thinking it was a simple job...i would have done it
myself but i wanted piece of mind. Anyway after replacing the parts
it still leaks, exavtly the same from the otterstat as b4.

The mechanic was recommend to me and said he tried everything. I
drove it home (9 miles)from the garage and lost about 1/2 pint of
coolant and it is now in my garage.

Eberyone seems pretty confident it is not the Head Gasket (Please
god not the head gasket(s))but after talking to the people who
worked on it in my father in laws garage i think the local mechanic
only bled the system from the bleed screw on the thermostat...should
he also bleed it from the front of the car? How is that done?
Could this be the culprit of the leaking seal? I have ordered an
new seal stat and clip and the car is booked in or thursday. This
is the only thing preventing me driving my D and discovering what
next will go wrong:)

any help appreciated

craig DOC388
Vin 16723








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